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System Requirements - Windows
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor (or equivalent) and later, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 256 MB RAM, 1024 x 768, 16-bit display (32-bit recommended), 710 MB available disk space.
System Requirements - Macintosh
600 MHz PowerPC G3 and later, Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, 256 MB RAM, 1024 x 768, thousands of colors display (millions of colors recommended), 360 MB available disk space
Adobe Flash Pro CS5 - Best Deals From Adobe
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is the industry standard for interactive authoring and delivery of immersive experiences that present consistently across personal computers, mobile devices, and screens of virtually any size and resolution. Use Flash Professional CS5 to express your creative vision and attention to detail and design pixel-perfect interactive content with exceptional typography, flexible layouts, and incredibly smooth animation.
Wow your audience and produce engaging rich video content and interactivity that contains expressive, lifelike motion and animation. Import your design from Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, or InDesign CS5, and then add interactivity with Flash Professional CS5 to bring your work to life. Learn more about Flash Pro CS5 Extended.
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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium allows you to design and develop content for delivery virtually anywhere with integrated tools in the Adobe Flash Platform — Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, and Flash Builder 4. Leverage dynamic application support and CSS enhancements in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Extend Dreamweaver capabilities through integration with Adobe BrowserLab — one of the new Adobe CS Live online services — a fast and accurate solution for cross-browser compatibility testing.
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Free Flash CS4 Videos From lynda.com
We have some great free Flash CS4 video tutorials for you from lynda.com. Both of these are high quality videos that will show you some of the amazing new features in Adobe Flash CS4.
Free Flash CS4 Video - Understanding The New Tween Model
One of the biggest changes in Flash CS4 is the motion tween model, which speeds up the animation process by eliminating the need to create end keyframes. Todd Perkins shows you how to animate an object’s Alpha property using the motion tween’s new behavior.
Watch the Understanding The New Tween Model - Flash CS4 Video (link opens a new window)
Free Flash CS4 Video - Using 3D Tools
The 3D tools in Flash CS4 allow you to mimic 3D effects with two-dimensional artwork. In this movie, Todd Perkins shows you how to move and rotate movie clips in 3 dimensional space along the X, Y and Z axes, adjust the view or camera position and change the vanishing point using the 3D Translation and 3D Rotation tools.
Watch the Using 3D Tools - Flash CS4 Video (link opens a new window)
Flash Pro 8 - New Features
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Flash Professional 8 is the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. With Flash Professional 8, creative professionals design and author interactive content rich with video, graphics, and animation for truly unique, engaging websites, presentations or mobile content.
Get full creative control.
Great ideas deserve great tools. Flash provides full design control to maximize creativity, resulting in a consistent end-user experience across a variety of platforms.
Build once, deliver anywhere.
Unleash applications to the web, Windows, Macintosh, Unix, PDAs, and even cell phones. Reach the widest possible audience via the Flash Player, installed on 98% of desktops globally.
Create rich animation.
Create compelling 2D animations with the tool that brought animation to the Web.
Take video where it has never gone before.
Take advantage of the most widely deployed video platform on the Internet.
Create more compelling designs with built-in filter effects like drop shadow, blur, glow, bevel, gradient bevel, and color adjust. Filters are visual effects applied to MovieClips and text fields and are natively supported and rendered in real time by Flash Player.
Going well beyond what other design tools offer, Flash Professional 8 offers run-time control over blend modes, allowing graphical effects to be composited for fully dynamic user interactivity.
FlashType high-quality font rendering engine
A revolutionary new font rendering engine that provides clear, highest-quality font rendering, FlashType makes small fonts look amazingly clear and greatly improves readability. Choose from several options for font rendering, each optimized for different use cases. Optimize font rendering with the new custom anti-aliasing feature in Flash Professional.
Supports unneeded re-rendering of vector objects by simply flagging an object as a bitmap. Even though the object gets cached as a bitmap, the vector data is still maintained so, at any point, the object can be converted back into a vector again.
Custom easing control
Easily, intuitively, and precisely control the velocity of animated objects through an intuitive graph that provides independent control of position, rotation, scale, color, and filters.
Improved text tool
Resize a text field using new, improved text handles. Text fields can be resized by grabbing any of the four handles.
Enhanced stroke properties
Select from a variety of cap and join types. Apply a gradient to a stroke as well as a fill. Render stroke intersections better with stroke hinting.
Advanced gradient control
Tighter control over gradients such as changing the focal point of a radial gradient and selecting from different overflow modes.
Higher-quality video codec
Flash Player 8 adds a new, far more advanced video codec, On2 VP6. This codec provides superior video quality that is competitive with today's best video codecs at a much smaller file size.
Alpha channel support
Support for a real alpha channel at run-time. This revolutionary new capability provides the unique ability to overlay video composited with a transparent (even semi-transparent) alpha channel over other Flash content. Create dynamic presentations such as splashing water, smoke and fire effects, as well as presenters shot in front of a blue screen.
Advanced video encoding options
The advanced video encoder, available within the Flash authoring tool, as a plug-in to professional video editing tools, as well as a stand-alone tool, provides advanced encoding options that will allow developers to optimize quality and file size of video content.
Stand-alone video encoder
Advanced encoding options for creating Flash Video files using either the new, high-quality On2 VP6 codec or the Sorenson Spark codec. This encoder also includes a batch-processing capability to encode multiple video files at once.
Video Encoder plug-in for professional video editing tools
Export video directly to Flash from leading professional video-editing and encoding tools such as Avid Xpress/Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Embedded cue points
Embed cue points directly into Flash Video (FLV) file so events can be triggered dynamically during playback. Used in conjunction with the new Flash Video component, easily coordinate the playback of accompanying graphics and animations when individual cue points are reached.
Video import workflow
Centralized video workflow in one dialog presents all available options for deploying Flash Video, whether it is via the Flash Communication Server for streaming video, via progressive download of external FLV files over HTTP, or a number of other options. The new video import dialog also jump-starts great video experiences by instantiating the new, light-weight, easily-skinnable video component and pre-populating it with all required parameters for deployment.
(Flash Basic supports embedded video only
Improved, easily-skinnable video component
Easily customize and change the look and feel without adding a great deal of file size to video projects. This new component also works with multiple deployment options including streaming and progressive download.
Script Assist (formerly called Normal Mode)
Normal Mode is back, only it's much better. Script Assist provides a visual user interface for editing scripts that includes automatic syntax completion as well as descriptions for the parameters of any given action.
With multiple files open, the library for each open file will be consolidated into a single panel that acts like all other panels in Flash - it stays where it's put. Navigate between open libraries more easily using the new drop-down list at the top of the library to access any other open library.
Object drawing model
Visualize shapes as objects by toggling a new object drawing mode to represent shapes as objects, along the lines of vector drawing tools such as way Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand.
Improved panel management
Improved panel management optimizes workspace as the user sees fit. Group panels together in tabbed-panel sets, ala Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Reduce on-screen clutter by grouping most commonly-used panels together. Assign custom names to each panel group.
Stage pasteboard expansion
For projects that require large graphics that extend far beyond the size of the stage in Flash, view objects much further off-stage. To expand the size of the pasteboard, just drag an object close to the edge and the pasteboard will automatically grow to fit.
Switch between "object-level undo" and "document-level undo."
A new metadata property for the SWF file format improves searchability of SWF files by Internet search engines. Now Flash authors can add a title and description to a SWF file, allowing search engines to more accurately reflect the content represented by the SWF file.
Interactive mobile device emulator
Build content once and test it on a wide variety of devices using preset profiles for every mobile device that supports Flash Lite. Configure the testing profile to include multiple devices. Filter the supported device list by target content type to easily determine which handsets support screen savers, wallpapers, in-browser content, stand-alone player, and so on. Reduce development time and simplify planning for delivery.
Improved actions panel
By combining the new Script Assist feature with the new target language drop down in the actions panel, it is now far simpler to use different versions of the ActionScript language. For understanding the syntax used by Flash Lite 1.1 better, the new Script Assist feature will do most of the work for you. These improvements add up to a far better development experience for mobile content developers new to Flash Lite.
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Macromedia Flash 8 Bible
Squeeze every last ounce of power from the very latest edition of Macromedia Flash with this enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller. Written by two Flash experts, this user-friendly, in-depth guide is packed with tips, expert tutorials, and hidden tricks you won't find elsewhere.
Animate, script, manipulate data, send customer data to a server, create robust apps Flash 8 does it all. Now you can too, with this Flash reference at your side.
- Transform your Movie clips with new blend modes, filters, and gradients
- Scale your artwork to perfection with a new nine-slice scaler
- Get better looking text with crystal-clear FlashType font renderer
- Create characters with lip-synching, walk cycles, and atmosphere
- Understand the nuts and bolts of ActionScript code
- Integrate and control video directly in Flash
- Attach and bind data to components for a dynamic Web site
- Work with Dreamweaver®, Fireworks®, ColdFusion®, Director®, and more
- Create a game in a Flash and win
- Make Flash movies for mobile devices
- Bonus CD is loaded with sample files, custom components, and finished examples!
This is a user-friendly, yet in-depth book that appeals to both Web novices and experts , and contains everything you need to know to master the latest version of Flash.
Macromedia Flash 8 Bible - available at Amazon.com (34% off).